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outspoken about human rights in russia. "she has been traveling with a business contingent of her trip has not just been about the euro. the ruble. >> they passed a resolution that underscored fears about the kremlin's commitment. >> vladimir putin as an less than happy to hear the criticism. clutched kendel merkel was expecting a chilly reception and. >> at a joint conference with business leaders, questions from the audience quickly turned to what many here see as an increasingly critical tone that germany and europe are taking with russia. >> she was surprisingly candid in her assessment. >> she said, we are concerned and it is my view as well that the kremlin has adopted a series of laws that do not do anything to promote principles such as the right of political groups to organize freely. she highlighted the two-year prison sentence given to members of the rock band pussy riot as a decision europeans could not understand. he said they were not track actively suppress civil society and talked about the growing tensions. he said, we disagree, arguing, and search for compromise but there
edge -- >> questions to editor she mentioned the cold war. the request and asking what role does russia play in the world going forward. >> it is -- in a challenge of the finding its identity under totally different circumstances. russia has been an imperial power and it has had domestic support by its efforts in asia, the middle east and europe, depending on where it was, now russia has the problem of a declining population. declining russian population and muslim population that is forward of the muslim world. 3,000 miles from china which is based tricky dick nightmare in the sense that there are thirty million russians are on one side and 1 billion chinese on the other end the middle east which is an ideological nightmare and in europe, a historically difficult one for them so how -- and yet the image russia has of its leadership is that they have to be considered as a principal country in order to be taken seriously so fundamentally russia has to look for a pattern of cooperation but found methods of doing it but russia is not strategic to the west, bringing pressure on its neighbor
by china, russia and iran that would give the united nations control over the internet. we'll see what this week's u.n. vote could mean for your usage of the net here in america. >>> and a victim of superstorm sandy who got a personal promise from the president, now speaking out and calling the president's trip to new jersey, a big waste of time. >>> as we await the white house press briefing the senate bracing itself for possible confirmation hearings on u.s. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. the buzz on this is growing but could the benghazi debacle sink her chances and should it? we'll have a fair and balanced debate on that next. >> i think if he does, it could be, that kind of arrogance which is what i think it would be could be his undoing, because if she is put under oath and forced to go through and answer all these questions about benghazi i think it will put the administration in a really bad position ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting u
it a fabrication based on political motivation. delegates from china and russia made it clear they rejected the conclusions of the resolution. analysts with an american satellite imagery firm have other concerns. they s a recent photo showed increase activity around a missile facility in north korea. they warn authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one that happened last april. digital globe released the image at the facility in the northwest. the photo was taken last friday. it shows a tents, trucks, and many fuel tanks. digital globe analysts say authorities could carry out a missile launch in the next three weeks. earlier satellite images of the facility showed what are believed tbe ptsf a long range ballistic missile. protesters in egypt are back in a familiar scene playing out some familiar roles. they returned to tahrir square, the main site of last year's up rising and this time protesting against morsi's decision to amend the constitution with decrees that will give him sweeping powers. crowds have gathered for days of protests in central cairo. in the late
? palestinians may soon have an answer. labs in russia, france and switzerland will conduct separate tests of bone samples taken today. muslim clerics gave permission to open his grave. it was a delicate process kept out of sight. >> it was important for the palestinians to emphasize that no foreign hands touched the remains of yasser arafat, only the palestinians touched him. a matter of honor. the last time arafat was seen in public he flew to a paris hospital age 75 and sick. three weeks later he was dead. why? his wife refused an autopsy. rumors flew, aids murdered, poisoned, that's what many palestinians believed. >> all the circumstantial evidence, all the political evidence indicate only one direction, which is mr. sharon. >> reporter: israel denies it. there was no real evidence he had been killed, until this year. the investigation was triggered by swiss technicians working with al jazeera tv. they examined arafat's toothbrush and hat and found traces of radioactive polonium 210. ten times more toxic than cyanide. the question now is, will they find it on his bones? >> the likelih
. but for the moment, russia's president might be better off putting his feet up and taking it easy for a while. there have been rumors about his health for months. the kremlin has reportedly canceled several foreign trips and anonymous government sources put the blame on mr. putin's babaji back. now those terms -- dodgy back. now those rumors have been confirmed. >> he likes to wrestle. i told him, you cannot do this anymore. what do you want, to do professional wrestling somewhere or what? and he says, well, i just like to drag around on inaccurate he was wrestling -- on a mac. he was wrestling and when he threw him over, he twisted his spine. >> there have been claims that some of his adventures were staged. this is an ally of the president. they have had their moments of closeness as well as their spats. he was an award -- he was awarded a studio just two spots from the highest award of the national federation. it is hoped that the promised game of hot ice hockey does not come even more -- become even more physical. gregg's a now to some research from -- >> and now to some research from an
to let countries control the internet contact in their own borders. russia is backing that. some arab countries are pushing for identification of all internet users. some developing nations are asking to be have individual websites pay to reach users across internal borders. changes to the open internet policy could three new sensorship and give new ammunition to countries that try to silence critics in iran or china. the united states government opposes all the changes. as do tech giants like google, facebook, and microsoft. officials with the u.n. group say this has nothing to do with sensorship but they want to update the country treaty which has stayed the same since 1988 long before the internet became such a household term. long before we used it. and now the counterterrorism and computer crime analyst who is live with us this afternoon. you start reading this stuff and it is this weird soup. what, exactly, are they doing? >>guest: well, this is atlas shrugged. they are trying to do it under "we want to tax" and it is certain things about revenue and the sender pays but it boils
out from under russia's thumb and sign a deal with a new gas partner. okay. this deal was a big deal. over $1 billion and what it was going to do was have the company build a new port terminal on the black sea for importing and exporting liquefied natural gas. the signing of the agreement was such a big deal in the ukraine it was televised. it was attended by the prime minister and by a man called jordy sarda bonvehi representing the company. huge step toward energy independence and a big bird to russia. one big problem. the company doesn't know anything about it. turns out that jordy doesn't actually work for that company. he's the bald gentleman in this shot. take a good look at this guy. we don't know what his real name is. it appears he's a con man who was able to get through multiple rounds and rounds and rounds of negotiations and a televised appearance for a $1 billion deal without detection. i mean, that's kind of incredible. you have got to give the guy that. in fact, on the surface, this seems like a mirror image of one of the most infamous swindles in history, when victor
forensic teams from switzerland, france and russia. the results of the investigation aren't expected for several months but arafat's body will immediately be reburied with full military honors. palestinians are convinced israel supplied the poison. this man is more interested if they had help from palestinian collaborators. >> reporter: in the meantime his image remains useful. it held pride of place at a demonstration today to support a bid to gain observer status at the united nations for the palestinian state arafat spent his life trying to create two days after he was to be dug up and reburied. allen pizzey, cbs news, ramallah. >> glor: the investigation continues tonight after a terrible fire at a garment factory in bangladesh. officials say there were no emergency exits so panicked workers jumped from windows. some as high as eight stories up as the fire spread. so far at least 112 people are known to have died. in this country retailers are hoping for strong sales this holiday season. consumers are expected to spend nearly 750 dollars on average, this year. that's up nearly $9
, france, and russia. the results of the investigation aren't expected for several months but arafat's body will be immediately reburied with full military honors. palestinians are convinced israel supplied the poison. bedali is more interested in finding out if they had help from palestinian collaborators. >> a body has to be respected. we should know who did it and i don't think that by taking of his body they will know it. >> reporter: in the meantime, his image remains useful. it held pride of place at a demonstration to support a bid to gain observer status at the united nations for the palestinian state arafat spent his life trying to create two days after he was to be dug up and reburied. allen pizzey, cbs news, ramallah. >>> in massachusetts, officials are blaming a utility worker for a massive natural gas explosion. the blast friday night injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in springfield. the state fire marshal says the worker was responding to a gas leak when he accidentally punctured an underground pipe. and immediately called the fire department. >>> coming up mention, y
report says the assad regime received help from russia as international sanctions are beginning to cripple the syrian economy. eight round-trip flights between moscow and damascus delivering more than 200 tons of, quote, bank notes into syria. u.s. and european sanctions include a ban on syrian currency in an attempt to slow the violence that's killed thousands of people. syria and russian officials have so far not responded to the reports. >>> overseas tens of thousands are rallying today in cairo's tahrir square protesting what they view as a blatant power grab by president mohamed horsey. with tensions mounting yesterday, morsi appeared to soften his controversial attempt to award himself near absolute power above the reach of the law. in a vaguely worded statement, morsi spokesman backtracked slightly saying that only acts of sovereignty would be immune from oversight. >>> well, u.s. consumers went big this weekend for small business saturday. millions of holiday shoppers spent a total of $5.5 billion during the third annual local business shopping event. mika spent half of
to be happening. so what's going to happen is that this coming tuesday the investigators from france, russia, as well as switzerland, are going to open yasser arafat's grave. they are going to take samples from yasser arafat ebody, and then they are going to shut the grave as well. all of this will have big ceremonial character. there will be a religious ceremony when the grave is opened. there will be a military ceremony, and the same is going to be happening when yasser arafat is laid to rest again. the whole thing, they say, is all going to happen in one day, so it won't take very long, but what the palestinian authority has left open is how long the actual investigation of the samples is going to take. all of the samples are separately going to be taken to russia, france and switzerland, to the labs there, to be analyzed, and it's unclear how long this analysis is going to take. however, if it does come to light that yasser arafat was indeed poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium that will, of course, cause massive emotional reactions here. and already the investigation is a ve
russia -- go that far it is a remark am bold move. >> we give a lot of money to egypt, the second biggest recipient of bilateral aid from the united states, second only to israel. we considering releasing some emergency funds, now, what does that do? >>guest: what it does, it tells the world, and it certainly tells the egyptian people, th this new president, the second-term president we have, if -- in president obama; going to continue to support the muslim brotherhood and that is happening. there can be no other explanation. if there were, brenda, we cut it off and we tell them, no, you can't do that, there will be no aid unless you rescind the orders. >> we will watch this situation. former c.i.a. operative joins us. >> walmart protesters are demanding change. the union has their back. but does anyone have walmart? [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger
. now a team scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try and determine if the poisoning was the underlying cause of death. if ingested a quantity of the it can am deadly. it destroys dna, the immune system and major organs. but detection, it's not that simple. the drug dekays quickly. losing its radioactive in 2 1/2 years. remember, arafat now has been dead for eight years. scientists anding his remains say it will take at least three months before they have any results and those results could be inconclusive. yasser arafat, he was controversial in life and he remains so now in death. shep. >> shepard: david lee miller in jerusalem. powerball fever has the winning jackpot topping half a billion dollars tonight. lottery officials say it's likely to get bigger. as for your chances of winning, well, we'll crunch those numbers next. plus, don't want to put your aging parents in a nursing home, right? so why not just let them live in the backyard? we'll have that for you just ahead ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the
on tuesday? forensic scientists from france, russia, and switzerland will exhume the body of the late palestinian leader. then what they're going to do is take samples and test it for poisoning. arafat will be then reburied that same day in religious and military ceremonies. rumors and speculation have continued ever since arafat died suddenly in 2004 at age 75 that he may have been poisoned. >>> a newspaper editor has quit his job over topless photos of catherine, the duchess of cambridge. meeblg o'kane resigned this weekend. in september the irish paper was one of several european papers that published pictures of the duchess sun bathing topless. the photos ignited a storm of controversy and sparked legal action by the british royal family. >>> if members of congress truly want to reach across the aisle, the place to start might be between each politician's ears. why the brain may be key to bipartisansh bipartisanship. >>> but, first, a question for all you political junkes watching this morning. what was the highest margin income tax rate in u.s. history? the highest. if you know t
into three, and each set of investigators from russia, france and switzerland took their 20 samples. they'll be doing separate investigations, and then they correlate the results to the end and we'll see whether they will agree or whether there's any dispute. there's a lot riding on this, of course. >> martin fletcher live in tel aviv. thank you. >>> new allegations involving former elmo puppeteer kevin clash. it tops our look at stories around the "news nation" today. a third lawsuit accuses clash of having sex with an underage boy. the latest accuser said he began a relationship with clash back in 2000. he was 16 years old at the time. a spokes woman for clash says, quote, mr. clash believes this lawsuit has no merit. a fast-moving storm is going across the mid-atlantic today. heavy rain, sleet and snow is hitting several stalts from west virginia to massachusetts. hundreds of car accidents have been reported throughout the region. many schools have closed. the powerball jackpot just got sweeter. the prize for tomorrow's drawing -- it's tomorrow? we have to get a ticket. it's now a reco
in the russians had behaved, i don't think we can give up on russia because they do know the syrian military there in getting bashar al-assad out of the country is not going to solve all the problems. if he leaves, particularly if he were to leave tomorrow, let's say, you would have fragmentation in syria for both sides this is an existential struggle. and alawite dominated army is not going to give up because bashar gave up. and the competition is not going to lay down their arms because bashar less. so i think we very much, if there's going to be any hope for resolution that keeps syria impact for the time being we need the russians, and we need putin, and we need them to recognize that their nihilistic attitude right now doesn't play well. and i would suggest that a number of countries might do better by putting pressure on russia rather than excoriating the united states. i do believe in military intervention. i think we could very well find ourselves backing one side and then only to find that we're incapable of stopping them from occurring the other side if they defeat them. we've seen
authorities launched a murder probe and now experts from france, switzerland and russia will examine arafat's remains, also looking for a possible concentration. the exhumation process will only take a few hours. samples will be independently analyzed in labs in russia, switzerland and france and it is unclear when the first results will be made public. in his lifetime, and even after his death, yasser arafat remains a towering figure for palestinians. but despite wanting to know the circumstances behind his illness, not everyone agrees with the exhumation. i don't support the exhumation process, this man says, because the opening of the grave is disrespectful and insulting. >> i have no objection to exhuming him as long as it is done by professionals and in total respect of the leader. >> reporter: of course i am against it, he says. it is insulting to the martyr and to the palestinian people. the palestinian authority has accused israel of being behind any poisoning of arafat. a claim the israeli government refuses to comment on. it is not clear if pulonium can be traced on his remains ei
of the palestinian leader's belongings. now experts from france, switzerland and russia will examine arafat's remains, also looking for a possible concentration. the process will only take a few hours but samples will then be independently analyzed in labs in russia, switzerland and france and it's unclear when the first results will be made public. in his lifetime, and even after his death, yaszer arafat remains a powering figure for palestinians. but denight wanting to know the circumstances behind his illness, not everyone agrees with the exhumation. >> translator: i don't support the process this man says because the opening of the grave is disrespectful and insulting. >> i have no objection to exhuming him as long as it is done by professionals and in full respect of the leader. >> of course i'm against it, he says. it is insulting to martyr and to the palestinian people. >> reporter: the palestinian authority accused israel of being behind poisoning of arafat, a claim the israeli government refuses to comment on. it is not clear if it can be traced on the remains eight years after the palestini
in power and maintain control over at least part of syria and that of course is russia and iran and the result would be al-assad steven pour and the victory which is not going to be good for our simultaneous efforts to try to move iran to the negotiating table to seize the nuclear weapons, and in white portions of syria, a no-man's land rather like the fata of somalia where the militants perhaps probably associated with al qaeda would find a new home. we already see some of this. this is another reason why the administration needs to engage in putting in beijing through military means if necessary the merkley or indirectly through providing weapons and things like no-fly zones. we need to do more and we need to do more urgently or this is great to slip out of control. at best -- and it isn't very good at sifry at salles -- at worst we are going to see any emerging sunni shia fisher across the middle east would be followed by violence and fighting in iraq and elsewhere. let me touch on iraq. it hasn't received too much commentary either in the debates in the campaign or even some
that are of concern to the u.s.. when you look at the consequences for russia, i mean this is not just a regional question. it is about the relationship with another superpower with the u.n.. it's interesting, i am sure that a good percentage of the people here, when bush asked to go to war in iraq without a resolution we are very uncomfortable asking without the resolution and yet we find people now saying maybe obama should do it but for different reasons. i think it's a really big problem for the administration. it's not tied to the election. i think the elections and themselves have problems. >> actually a cautious approach example. >> let me say i agree 100%. don't get me wrong. i don't think us going in and invading, either way there are going to be these perceptions along with the perception of the positive images of the west i was helping syria is by no means going to change the perceptions that we help some countries because of resources versus others. i agree with that 100%. >> i think there's a growing trend in kind -- inside of washington to favor intervention in syria, some kind of
after this election. russia is proposing a solution? >> yes, they are showing why it hasn't changed anything. the presidential statement is pretty and insignificant. a security council resolution is much more significant. what the russians are doing is clearly pushing something that they know the united states will have to veto. what they are trying to do is isolate and embarrass the united states at least so far, pushing where we will have to have a veto. if i were out there, i would enjoy doing it. i'm not sure the administration will enjoy it, but i suspect it will be till it in any event. jon: so the veto is the same as the statement and the u.s. would have to certainly almost veto it? >> yes, in a public way, not and that's what the russians are trying to do. they are trying to have this additional thing in new york. they are obviously having political reasons for the russians to do this. jon: stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, why is hamas going after and launching these rockets now. does it have something to do with iran and the nuclear capabilities? >> i suspec
this week at a zoo in russia. unfortunately, their birth mother abandoned them, so this shepherd dog stepped in to nurse the little cubs. it's not been the first time the tiger mom refused to feed her babies. it happened five months ago when she gave birth to two cubs. the zoo staff was prepared this time, brought in the dog to help, and the little cubs, well, they are happy campers. arthel: i mean, as if pictures weren't enough, the vocals just kill me. i love it so much. very nice. jon: yeah, that's mom. mom doesn't look too happy, but the cubs are happy. arthel: tsa why we love dogs -- that's why we love dogs. thanks for having me. jon: it's been fun having you here today. i guess now we have to go shopping, right? arthel: yes, we do, and what are we eating? grass-fed beef. jon: see you later on the fox report, 7 p.m. eastern tonight. thank you for joining us. arthel: "america live" starts right now. rick: and we begin with a fox
, switzerland and russia will take samples to test for possible poisoning. mr. arafat's body will then be reburied in the west bank. palestinian officials hope the test will clear up questions over whether arafat's death in 2004 was the result of poi zonk by a radioactive substance. >>> let's get back to the middle east now. there is a cease-fire in place. that is good for now. but the violence could easily spark up again without a long-term solution. joining me now, a former palestinian negotiator and adviser for palestinian president mahmoud abbas. now she is at the institute for middle east understanding. good morning to you what. do you see is the most important issue for palestinians? >> good morning. well, i think if we're going to be honest and move forward, then we're going to have to begin to address israel's 45-year military occupation, and in particular, it's ongoing siege and blockade of the gaza strip. that's with respect to gaza. but in terms of the bigger picture, it's not just a question of gaza, but also a question of israel finally ending its military rule o
i go to russia a lot. the russians that come to america like lieberman have driven the country to the right. there's a lot of work to be done there. working for a magazine that fought for the freedom of israel, pushed president truman. the care for israel, there are many jews in this country whose voices aren't being heard because apec is the right wing american voice, has not met a voice from j. street, a new group that endorsed congressman cohen. you need a sense of range of israeli voices which we are not hearing because of the nationalism and we have war. there are people like norm, people like -- >> he was here last week. >> he was here last week. they want a different kind of israel. >> i want to ask if the relevance actually is no longer the case in the new post era war after we take this break. >> okay. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. yeah, i might have ears like a rabbit... but i
. or the understanding and i'm sad about this, because i go to russia a lot, that the russian who is come to israel like lieberman have driven the country even further to the right. working at a mass zeen as i do that fought for the creation of the state of israel, pushed president truman who didn't want to the care for israel, there are many jews in this country whose voices aren't being heard. because apec remains the right wing likud voice. a new group j street which first endorsed congressman cohen. you need a sense of a range of israeli voices which we're not hearing now in israel because of nationalism. >> because people hunker down. >> there are people like norm shazeff who was here last week they want a different kind of israel and they're trying to fight for that moral quarter. >> no longer the case in the new post era after we take a break. and we got onesies. sometimes miracles get messy. so we use tide free. no perfumes or dyes for her delicate skin. brad. not it. not it. just kidding. that's our tide. what's yours? >>> there's a certain theory that i think popular in washington, d.c. foreig
as a stroke. now scientists from russia, switzerland and france will try to determine if loan yum poisoning was the cause. to loan yum emits deadly radiation that destroys human tissue, and though it cannot penetrate the stint if it's ingested, it does affect the organs. that is something israel denies. now, as for these tests, at the end of the day they might prove inconclusive. the poison decays very quickly, less than three years. arafat has been buried now for eight years. it is very possible, according to some investigators, that these results might tell us nothing at all. megyn? megyn: wow. david lee, thanks. >>> well, a homeowner shoots a pair of teenagers as they are breaking into his house, but now the prosecutors say he shot them, quote, in a manner that goes way beyond self-defense. trace gallagher walks us exactly through what happened. kelly's court debates, and you will decide who was in the right and who was in the wrong. >>> and president ronald reagan took office saying we needed to downsize government and dramatically cut federal spending, but in order or to make it happen
and their car rolled over last night at prague and russia avenue. >>> protestors chained themselves to doors in a building at uc-berkeley last night left. the demonstration was to call attention to the low number of students of color at cal and chancellor's pay raise. traffic and more on the wet weather coming right up. stay right there. ,,,,,,,, >>> rain and wind picks up we'll see more problems on the roads. check out our camera at the bay bridge. there are wind advisories at the bay bridge and other bridges. very windy. >> whipping around outside now. storm clouds moving in and more to come. outside right now the winds really picking up as the cold front sliding on through. we have seen some gusts over 50 miles per hour in half moon bay. yeah, those winds whipping inside the bay, as well. hi-def doppler radar showing you all the rain outside a stronger line off the coastline maybe thunderstorms embedded there. lots of rain like this throughout the morning. ,,,,,, >>> we're one of the eight states that doesn't participate in the powerball drawing but there's still way you can take part. o
with the vatican's u.n. status and it would implicitly recognize palestinian statehood. france, russia, and spain plan to back the bid. britain, the u.s. and, of course, israel oppose it. no country has veto power in the general assembly so no one can actually block it. >>> now buenos aires, argentina, for the pole dance south america championship. this is called
samples were given to experts from switzerland switzerland, france and russia to determine if he was murdered. the roller-coaster swept off appeared during the superstore will not stay put to professionals are in talks to remove what remains of the ride saying leaving it in the water could be a good tourist attraction. now back to melissa francis and lori rothman. >> what do we know? >> thank you. [laughter] hedge fund founder is not stepping down and things are winding down and the massive hedge fund and save me from that introduction. >> wrote that. it was poetic. >> do we know? here is what we know. with the preliminaries massive insider trading investigation, the big hedge fund trader himself under the spotlight and they always have to get out of the way i am told the is not stepping down. >> when you talk to people eight have a lot of heat on him. he is proud and iconic. >> but when the justice department is after you you are nodding control. he is not stepping down. also here is what we do know he is expected to say that the fund that he runs indemnifies investors on losses
over syria, and that, of course, is russia and iran. the result could be an assad that stays in power, iranian victory, not good for our simultaneous efforts to move iran to the negotiating table on nuclear weapons, and wide portions of sierra, a no man's land like somalia where militants, perhaps, probably associated with al-qaeda will find a new home. we already see this. this is another reason why the administration needs to engage, including engauges through military means if necessary, directly or indirectly in providing weapons, things like no fly zones. we have to do more, do more urgently, or this is going to slip out of control. at best, and it's not very good, in syria, itself, at worst, we'll see an emerging sheer sueny miss sure across the middle east followed by violence and fighting in iraq and elsewhere. let me touch on iraq. it's not received too much commentary either in the debates in the campaign or even in some of the discussions about post election foreign policy priorities, but it needs to be a priority for several reasons. iraq is a success. it's a success large
at the consequences for russia, this is not just a regional question. it is about a relationship with another superpower with the u.n. we are very comfortable acting with this, but yet we find people saying that maybe obama should do this for a different reason. so i think it is a really big problem for the administration. it is not tied to the election. it is not even a political type of election. >> let me also say that i agree 100%. don't get me wrong. i don't think that us going in and invading is going to change perceptions. i agree. either way, there will be these perceptions. along with positive it images in the west. helping syria is by no means going to change the perceptions that we have some countries because of some countries versus others. >> i think there is a growing trend inside of washington in favor of intervention. some kind of increased action. i see no such trend in the country in public opinion. i just don't see any real support for it. the bottom line is this is horrible, but the american military intervention there would make things astronomically worse for syria and f
union, russia, i met with tony blair yesterday here in jerusalem, and that peace process hadn't effect live gone anywhere since 2008. it's really been mired in a total collapse and a total mess. i'm not suggesting there's no hope it can be revived. it's going to take a lot of goodwill, maybe out of the crisis in gaza something positive can emerge, we shall see. there is no peace process for any practical purposes. george mitchell gave up 18 months or so ago when he dropped out of the obama administration, there hasn't been much. let's see what hillary clinton secretary of state can do when she meets with prime minister netanyahu and then meets with abbas and then talks with morsi. for all practical purposes for now that peace process is dormant. >> all right. wolf, thanks. we'll get back to you as soon as there's breaking news, obviously, if there's a deal or truce that comes out of it in the next couple of hour. israel says the talks are still going on. hamas is telling reuter they've reached an agreement with the israelis they'll end the fighting. you've got breaking news on the talk
abbas. >> the three conditions are put forward by the united states of america, russia, the independent united nations. they say stop shooting and start talking. we are not alone in that. if the world can agree that they can shoot and everything will be open and they won't be punished, it's a fantasy. i think even the egyptians understand deep in their hearts that this will not fly. and i'm presently surprised by the position taken by the president of egypt. >> mohamed morsi? >> yes. >> he's been doing a good job, in your view? >> i'm worried that his heart is somewhere else. but his behavior is responsible. and because responsibility is needed for everybody, for us and for them. you know, people say we are the problem. that's not the problem. hamas is losing peace. people say from the outside, newspapers, they say take out your settlements and lead your own life. nobody faults us. we have had 18 settlements. we took them out. there were close to 9,000 settl settlers. we left gaza free, open, gaza and israel. now we want to continue with the palestinians and people are saying, what are
with this as merit of urgency. russia already making its discomfort known, saying it's worried simply because nato is there in a military capacity. it could get drawn in, and we've seen this before. the turkish military firing back at the syrian regime when they shell into turkish territory. a very volatile situation here, and many observers thinking for once nato has that really sophisticated firepower on the border with syria, the no fly zone may end up emerging simply because it's going to be hard for people to know on the nato side, on the turkish side exactly what syrian regime activity amounts to being hostile or not. frederica. >> nick payton-walsh, thank you so much in beirut. >>> ahead on "newsroom international" anti-government rebels storm a critical city in the democratic republic of congo. now thousands are running from the violence. 's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you c
that could drag nato into the war, russia warned. >> translator: as i already said, the main concern is that the more weapons there are, the greater the risk that they will be used. and also any provocation could trigger it. >> reporter: winter will be unkind to the regime and its opponents. more refugees will struggle in freezing temperatures. but worse weather will also make it harder for the regime's main advantage, air power to fly. the hardest month for syrians may still be ahead. joe, i should point out what we've just seen in the report many people most traveling the intense shelling of these damascus suburbs namely there it seems to be that the regime is unable to push into these rebel strongholds there and is resorting to this heavy bombardment. but i'm sure there are people in the inner circle around president bashar al assad perhaps feeling nervous tonight. joe. >> nick paton walsh in beirut. >>> some charities are worried they might need their own lifeline with the country on the brink of a fiscal cliff. that's next. and actually share . ♪ the lexus december to remember
about going to war with russia. he had -- he had a lot of ingredients to him. larry hagman was not just the star of "dallas." >> i think people forget about that, and sadly, this is the kind of moment when people are reminded how powerful a person or how far-reaching they are, sadly at their passing. you talk about how he was a big advth of trying to kick the habit, trying to get you to kick the habit. he tried to help so many others. you forget about the "i dream of genie." he was in "nixon" as well as well as playing j.r., which was the big iconic character that i think everyone really remembers. i think most people think he kind of embodied j.r. how different from j.r. was he, since you knew him? >> he was very different, fredricka. another thing about him, he was intense. on the smoking thing, when -- he had the day, my birthday many years ago, he called me. i didn't smoke all that day, and he would call me every half hour. i was in washington. he was in l.a. he was persistent. he would go around with a little fan, a little fan, if you smoked, he blew the fan at you. >> to try to bl
, are at stake here. and that's why this is so difficult for us. >> and -- >> -- like russia. and interesting timing for all of this, right, between this and ehud barak's, interesting to watch. jamie rubin always nice to have you with us. coming up at the top of the hour we're going to talk more about what's happening in the middle east with dr. hanan ashrawi of the palestinian liberation organization. >>> still ahead on "starting point," you know all that confetti that was raining down on thanksgiving day parades. wasn't that fabulous? well, actually, it was very sensitive information. oops. social security numbers, things like that. >>> also, the man who played one of the most beloved characters in movie history, peter billingsley, ravel if i, ta ral, talks about the new musical. we're back in just a moment. ti . because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your pur
it to obviously her area of expertise is russia. it felt to me like this piece was almost fatalistic. she is calling for more american help, she is calling for a greater american leadership role but it sended to me, read to me like she really didn't expect that to happen. in that sense i agree with her. if you look at the campaign we've just been through the president of the united states and his vice president ran on a campaign that embraced this idea of leading from behind. they believe this is working, they believe this is successful. i think the opposite, it seems very clear that secretary rice believes the opposite. i don't think that we are likely to see the united states take a more significant role in the region any time soon, given the way that the president and joe biden ran for the past year. martha: there may be an irony in the fact that susan rice, who is being considered as the next secretary of state, you know, sort of failed to see the broader picture in what happened at benghazi and we wonder what the direction of the next secretary of state would be. i just put that out
. >> reporter: an unknown cyberattacker believed to be in russia infiltrated south carolina's tax computers and stole huge amounts of personal data. 3.8 million social security numbers. nearly 400,000 credit and debit card numbers. 650,000 business tax returns. michael debose, a former federal computer crime expert calls it a massive security breach. >> for an identity thief when you can get both social security numbers and all the other information on a tax return, that's a jackpot. >> our actual bank account and routing numbers. >> reporter: they discovered $4,000 in fraudulent out of state charges to the same bank account they use to pay state taxes for their catering business. >> we had to close out the business account. we had to close out credit cards. we had to close out debit cards. we had basically shut down our entire financial situation. >> reporter: the couple has now joined a class action lawsuit alleging state officials were negligent in protecting taxpayer data. >> you must have a lot of furious taxpayers in this state. >> and rightfully so. you know, this is information that
in early 1945. the war is winding down. russia has beaten back germany and crippled them in stalin grad, places like that. what long-term effect, shor short-term effect, did roosevelt's weakness/illness in it dealing with stalin have on all of this? >> it had an enormous effect. one of the things you see when you read the transcripts, this part of the world was not of much interest to roosevelt at that point. he was interested in the u.n. that he was trying to set up, interested in the war in japan and one interesting moment where he said there's one polish city that this been polish before the war. they were arguing about the borders. maybe you should leave it in poland. he says to stalin, let's leave it in polllanpoland. stalin seems to agree. and thus to the fates of millions of people get decided and this is now in ukraine. but it was a kind of lack of interest, lack of focus in the last meetings of roosevelt and stalin. >> a seemingly crass question that i always ask historians when they're on the show. people do these books about topics that have been written by academics for a lo
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